Sunday November 22,2015 : THREE BOOKIES IN INDIA BUST FOR ILLEGAL GAMBLING
Using proprietary cricket betting software.
India’s Central Crime Branch (CCB) detectives bust a cricket betting racket as a consequence of a raid on an upmarket apartment which was initiated on a tip-off.
Manish Panjabi (38), Vybhav Parek (35) and Sunil Kumar (38) were arrested and Rs. 9.2 lakh in cash, a laptop and mobile phones confiscated in the raid.
According to the CCB the men are accused of collecting wagering money on behalf of the kingpin, only identified as Sukhdev from Rajasthan, who is still at large.
The accused reportedly utilised proprietary software which was developed exclusively for the inter-state cricket betting racket.
The CCB has cracked 52 cricket betting cases so far this year with the arrest of 25 bookies who were involved in the racket, Deputy commissioner of police R.Ramesh revealed.
In related news, Malaysian officials are holding 27 people after anti-gambling raids netted 230 computers at 21 locations in the federal capital, Selangor and Johor.
"Apart from computers, laptops and modems were also seized together with cash amounting to RM1,498," Bukit Aman Anti-Vice, Gaming and Secret Societies (D7) Principal Assistant Director Datuk Roslee Chik told Bernama News.